Apprenticeship Maintenance Technician UNETTE NUTRITION LTD

This apprenticeship will include learning the full process of Unette’s production lines, understanding the machinery and how it works, maintaining, cleaning, building, and fixing the machines. Also learning other processes for working at a busy manufacturing plant.

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Closing date: 01 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday – 7.50 am to 4.50 pm Friday – 7.50 am to 12.50 pm

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Main duties (but not limited to): 

The focus of learning within this apprenticeship role will be setting production machinery and the role will include general maintenance of production machinery.   

  • Setting of machines to customer specification
  • Fixing problems during production 
  • General maintenance of machines, during and after production
  • Cleaning and maintenance of filling equipment 
  • Sample filling if required

The training you will be getting

The successful candidate will complete a Level 3 Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician apprenticeship. 

If you do not already hold GCSEs at grade A-C/8-4 in English and maths you will complete Functional Skills in the related subjects to attain Level 2 Functional Skills. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There is the opportunity for full-time, employment on the completion of this apprenticeship with an innovative and forward-thinking employer which values its staff. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Enjoys a challenge, Ability to adapt, Determined and diligent, Reliable and punctual, Positive and Proactive


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade C/4 or above) Desired

About the employer

Unette was founded more than 40 years ago and has grown into a world leader in liquid-filling innovation. This highly successful company, which is still run by the same family, has designed and manufactured products which have become industry standard for the sports nutrition and car product markets, attracting the likes of Lucozade and Jaguar Land Rover as clients. The firm, which generates more than 1,500,000 Tear Top Tubes a week at its peak, operates from purpose built, manufacturing facilities on the outskirts of Nantwich. The expert and valued team at Unette have designed and created their own specialised machines at the plant, making the business almost entirely self-sufficient and at the cutting edge of the latest technology to serve their customers’ needs. There’s no weekend working at Unette and all staff finish at lunchtime on a Friday. The company prides itself on its strong morals and works hard to create a positive working environment for its team.








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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Miss Sophie Foreman


Apprenticeship standard

Maintenance and operations engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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